I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Record-breaking summer weather leaves lasting impact on tree health

    ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Summer is finally over in the Pacific Northwest, and the season broke records. But what does that mean for the trees in our neighborhoods later this fall when windstorms kick up? Arborists say the damage can be easy to see, but it’s what’s happening in the ground to the roots that could have lasting impact And, thanks to the hot, dry summer, Christmas tree farms have also taken a hit. Glenn Dutro puts the finishing touches on […]

  • Local mom creates used drug needle awareness message for kids

    SEATTLE – A local mother felt like she had to do something to protect her child after repeatedly finding used needles and drug paraphernalia around her neighborhood. Lauri Watkins created a website to teach parents how to talk to their kids about needles – and teach kids what to do when they find them. Watkins’ website and comic message for kids – if you see a needle, don’t touch it and go tell an adult right away. But her efforts […]

  • Police investigating fatal case of animal cruelty in Shoreline

    SHORELINE, Wash. – The King County Sheriff’s Office says someone broke into Whisker City Cat Rescue and killed one of the cats, then tossed its body in a dumpster. Volunteers showed up early Tuesday morning to find blood splattered inside one of the shelter sheds. That’s when they called police. The crime has animal lovers reeling and seeking justice. “We all feel a tremendous amount of guilt because we felt so safe here,” said Whiskey City Cat Rescue Executive Director […]

  • Snohomish County program saves 100 lives with overdose-reversing drug

    MONROE, Wash. – One hundred lives saved. It’s being seen as a milestone in the fight against our region’s opioid epidemic. Thanks to overdose-reversing drugs like naloxone being used in Snohomish County, that’s how many people were saved since 2015. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Project has been training and supplying police agencies across Snohomish County with the life-saving drug. “This is the Narcan,” said trainer Cleo Harris. “You just open up the box and the dose looks like this.” The […]

  • 2017 wildfire season breaks national record, blazes 300K acres in Washington

    ARLINGTON, Wash. – This year’s fire season has already broken records. Wildfires across our state are still burning and some of them may not be fully extinguished until snow falls. While rain is in this weekend’s forecast firefighters warn the wildfire danger is still all around us. About four acres burned during a quick-moving wildfire that began near Arlington on Thursday evening. By Friday, local firefighters and crews from the Washington State Department of Natural resources had the fire completely […]

  • Another death at a camp: Where Seattle’s mayoral candidates agree, disagree on homeless issue

    SEATTLE – The death of a woman in an unsanctioned homeless camp overnight is being investigated by Seattle police as a homicide. Her death come weeks after a fatal shooting at another unsanctioned camp in the Sodo district. So we wanted to know, what do the two candidates in the Seattle mayor’s race plan to do with the city’s expensive and growing homeless problem? Ever since the infamous Jungle homeless camp underneath I-5 was closed back in 2016 after a […]

  • BBB warns local business owners of prolific phishing scam

    TACOMA, Wash. – Hundreds of local business owners have been the target of scammers this week. According to the Better Business Bureau, someone has sent emails claiming to represent the nonprofit organization, but the message is really phishing for sensitive information. The phony email instructs business owners to respond to a complaint by clicking on a website link. But, the BBB says that link could be bad news for you and your computer. At Bennett Industries in Tacoma, more than […]

  • State looking for volunteers to test pay-by-mile gas tax replacement

    TACOMA, Wash. – Get ready to pay less at the pump – but it’s not what you think. State transportation officials are studying how to eliminate the gas tax and instead charge drivers by the number of miles driven, and they are looking for thousands of volunteer drivers for a new pilot program. The money raised from the gas tax will be going down over the next several years as more people move toward gas-friendly or electric cars, according to […]

  • Man sentenced to 8 1/2 years after stray bullet killed neighbor sleeping in bed

    TACOMA, Wash. – A Bonney Lake man will spend nearly a decade behind bars after prosecutors said he took the law into his own hands. Investigators said Tobin Panton was trying to shoot a fleeing car thief when one of his stray bullets flew through a neighbor’s home and struck her in the head, killing 62-year-old Linda Green. Panton pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree manslaughter in July. His attorney hoped to convince the court to be lenient in […]

  • WSDOT says drivers save more time when I-405 toll increases

    MILL CREEK, Wash. – At the end of September the express toll lanes on Interstate-405 will turn two years old. The Washington State Department of Transportation recently crunched the numbers and the agency says they found out the higher tolls you pay ends up saving you more time behind the wheel. Plus, on average, drivers are paying less than $4 and save at least 10 minutes during commutes. The purpose of the express toll lanes, says WSDOT, is to give […]